vampire bat
Desmodus rotundus, also known as vampire bat, is a member of Phyllostomidae family. They can move side to side and backward, similar to a spider. A vampire bat requires about two tablespoons of blood each day. If vampire bats do not get their share of blood on a regular basis, they rapidly deteriorate. It may be close to starvation within 2-3 days.

Overviews - Research articles - Full text PDF articles

The illustrated story of the Vampire bat - by Helena Goscilo and Petre Petrov.

The Biogeography of  Vampire Bat (Desmondus rotundas) - by Nikki Michel, student in Geography 316, Fall 1999, San Francisco State University Department of Geography.

Bat Facts - by Smithsonian Institution.

Desmodus rotundus Common Vampire Bat - by Michael Mulheisen; Rebecca Anderson, University of Michigan student.

Natural History of the Vampire Bat - by Denise Tomlinson.

Vampire Bat - Desmodus rotundus - by Drew Kennedy.

The dynamics of flight-initiating jumps in the common vampire bat Desmodus rotundus - by William A. Schutt, Jr, J. Scott Altenbach, Young Hui Chang, Dennis M. Cullinane, John W. Hermanson, Farouk Muradali and John E. A. Bertram.

Origin of Sanguivory (Vampire Bats): The Dracula Connection to a Young Earth - by John Woodmorappe.

Megaderma spasma (Asian False Vampire Bat): Narrative - by Eric J. Ellis, University of Michigan.

Vampire Bat by The Wild Ones

Preserving nature's night creatures - by Carole Gieseke.

Vampire Bats by National Geographic

Cat Kizer's Web Site on the Common Vampire Bat:  Desmodus rotundus - created for Dr. Verna Caseâs Animal Behavior class at Davidson College.

Vampire Bat by Sedgwick County Zoo

Vampire bats have jumpstart on flight - by Tamar Simon.

Vampire Bat by Houston Zoo

Australian Giant False Vampire Bat, or Ghost Bat - by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Some social and economic aspects in controlling vampire bats - by Karl M. Schmidt and Daniel D. Badger, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Vampire Bat by BBC

Vampire Bat Osmoregulation - by University of Southern Mississippi.

Vampire Bat by Enchanted Learning

Vampire Bat by Meerkat's Mammals

Vampire Bat by Discovery School

Vampire Bat from SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database

Vampire Bat by Jake and Joe

Vampire Bat - Desmodus rotundus - by Bruce Bagemihl.

African False Vampire Bat - by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Reciprocation in vampire bats (.doc file)


Vampire Bats - by Joy Spur.

Vampire Bat - offers a high quality photo.

Chiroptera Phyllostomidae Desmodus - by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Vampire Bat Skull

Desmodus rotundus

Directories - Hubs

Vampire Bats by YAHOO


Parental and Oral Route Infection of Vampire Bats (Desmodus Rotundus) - by Elizabeth Loza Rubio.

Prey-type of the vampire bat Desmodus rotundus from mid-western Brazil, revealed by tests of precipitin on stomach blood meal - by Marisa Cardoso.

Book reviews

The Vampire Bat in Fact and Fantasy - by David E. Brown.

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